rhea

Part of speech: noun

An ostrich - like bird of the plains of South America, having three toes.

Part of speech: noun

The ramie - plant.

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Usage examples "rhea":

  1. But this same trick of the rhea is wonderful to see when the hunted bird is spent with running and is finally overtaken by one of the hunters who has perhaps lost the bolas with which he captures his quarry, and who endeavours to place himself side by side with it so as to reach it with his knife. - "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
  2. Rhea once chose it for the faithful cradle Of her own son; and to conceal him better, Whene'er he cried, she there had clamours made. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
  3. Foremost and specially she became Rhea, the mother of the gods, who had fled to Crete to bear her son Zeus. - "The Sea-Kings of Crete", James Baikie.